A diary of all my mad projects.

I am glad that you stopped by - welcome to my world. Its a little mad and hectic as I sew, knit, embroider and generally craft my way through life. My newest resolution is to spend more time sewing - less time dreaming about it. I love to read comments so I am looking forward to hearing from you all.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fabric Shopping and other things

It is my busy season as a relief teacher - winter brings sick children and teachers.  This year I have invested in the Flu jab and so far have avoided anything more serious than a sniffle.  I have been fortunate to spend time in the junior school this term and I love it.  This has come as a surprize as I previously only taught at the Senior end of primary school.  I am enjoying watching how excited children are about reading, maths, writing their stories.

As a result I have been a virtual sewer, reading all about others sewing through blogs and Stitchers Guild posts.  I have planned entire wardrobes in my mind and to accompany this I have bought fabric, notions, tools and a new toy.  My favourite store is the fabulous Global Fabrics now renamed The Fabric Store and I have been busy shopping up a storm.

Silk shot brocade - beautiful feel and lustre - not sure what to make with it but it was too nice to leave in the store.

Merino reversible knit for a Burda jacket and Dress
A luscious Silk Rayon Velvet to make a Ottobre tunic
 I have decided to try and spend at least 10 minutes a day in the sewing room no matter what in an attempt to get to and sew some of the wonderful fabric's, including this batch.  More later on how this goal is going.


  1. I totally understand your 'work' dilemma as a teacher ... spending all term stockpiling ideas and fabric, then hitting the machine hard in the school holidays!Your Ottobre tunic is going to look gorgeous in this fabric ... J

    1. I have been working on the pattern bit by bit and just need some concentrated time to devote to tweaking the fit before making it up.

  2. Hi jacquianne! I hope you get better soon.
    I am looking forward to see the finished garments from your lovely fabrics:)